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Poster: Moongleam Date: Aug 8, 2008 7:16am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move "The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"


> Nowhere on the Desertilandfilms page does it say that ALL
> movies listed there are in the public domain

A hypothetical situation. Someone presents a list of the posters that
he finds "most idiotic and obnoxious" on this forum:

prissypinhead
microcephalousmike
k-otik
kevinmccretin

What would be the normal reaction of a person named in that list?

1. That offends me.
or
2. He didn't say that EVERYONE on the list was idiotic.

To respond with 2. would be breathtakingly dishonest.


The FAQ at Desert Island Films shows

Q. What am I allowed to do with the materials?

A. Anything you want. You cannot, however, lift the music and
use that by itself in another production; or use a recognizable
face when advertising a product.

So Desert Island is selling the film as public domain, and people
are using excerpts from it commercially without paying any royalties.


At this link
http://www.desertislandfilms.com/cgi-bin/dif.pl?Category=Drama/Comedy&;pagenum=40&cgifunction=Search
"Great St. Louis Bank Robbery" is listed with other p.d. films that
are on this site:

"The Great Mike"
"The Great Rupert"
"The Green Glove"

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:56pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move "The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"

I give up ... it looks like that you don`t get it .. you will be personally held responsible for the action you take on the internet (not only on IA) so don`t be an complete fool and check your uploads............... please

This post was modified by k-otic on 2008-08-08 20:56:28

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Poster: jonc Date: Aug 8, 2008 12:43pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move "The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"

Desert Island Films does not appear to do its research. See couchpotato's post below regarding Bank Robbery; doing a quick browse on the DIF website they also include "Metropolis" and others that are under copyright.

This archive is not here for abuse. If you want to download illegal content try BitTorrent or something similar. K-otic and others are concerned with its preservation and if the film industry were to slap IA with a cease-and-desist, the Feature Films could well be taken down. It would not continue in its present form.

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Poster: couchpotato Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move "The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"

Hi every one,

I'm not a copyright expert in any way. I always think that if all else fails, just go to the US Copyright web sight.It doesn't always have the answer you're looking for, however, looking up this movie took all of 90 seconds.

All political opinions aside, I would tend to believe the government's web sight over Desert Island Films.